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8/22/2017 5:17:23 PM
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has ended the tornado watch which had been in effect for all of Western New York. Much of the severe weather that hits parts of Chautauqua County earlier today has left the area. There was also a tornado warning for portions of the county during the early afternoon, but there were no reports of any actual tornadoes. Meteorologist Jeff Wood with the Nati...read more
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2017-08-22 06:00
A Jamestown man has been handed a lengthy prison term in connection with a double homicide in 2015. Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson says 53-year-old Allen Witruke was sentenced Tuesday in Mayville to concurrent sentences of 20 years in prison, as well as five years post-release supervision, on two counts of 1st-degree manslaughter. Witruke had fatally stabbe...read more
2017-08-22 05:48
A Great Lakes researcher and professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia didn't complete her swim across Lake Erie, but Dr. Sherri Mason believes her second swim will help carry the message about the Great Lakes being a valuable resource. Dr. Mason tells WDOE News she didn't realize how the weather conditions had worsened as she swam from the American side into the Canadian wate...read more
2017-08-22 05:34
State Police have charged a Lakewood man after he got kicked out of a bar last Thursday in Bemus Point. According to troopers, a staff member at the bar had received a phone call from 58-year-old John Swan, who was allegedly belligerent and used profane language. Swan refused to turn himself in to troopers, but was later picked up by Salamanca Police. He was charged with 2nd-degree aggravated hara...read more
2017-08-22 05:31
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that he has nominated his Commissioner of the Department of Transportation as the Executive Director of the Thruway Authority. Matthew Driscoll has been nominated as head of the Thruway Authority, while Cathy Calhoun will serve as Acting Commission of the DOT. Cuomo says Driscoll and Calhoun are both dedicated public servants who "exemplify what it means to...read more
2017-08-22 03:13
A Jamestown woman is facing several charges after a crash on Route 380 in the Town of Gerry at about 8:00 AM Tuesday. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say that a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Janet Burnett left the roadway for an unknown reason and went through a cornfield. Burnett, an adult male, and a 6-year-old passenger were not injured in the crash, according to deputies. After an investi...read more
2017-08-22 12:44
The tornado warning for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus that was issued earlier this afternoon has expired, but the National Weather Service is continuing a tornado watch until 9:00 PM for most of Western New York, including Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. A severe thunderstorm warning is now in effect for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Erie counties until 3:45 PM. We'll continue to have u...read more
2017-08-22 12:23
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Eastern Chautauqua, Northwestern Cattaraugus and Southwestern Erie counties until 1 pm. A severe thunderstorm was located near Long Point State park and was moving east at 40 mph. 60 mph wind gusts are possible. Expect wind damage to trees and power lines. We'll continue to have updates on the latest weather developments thr...read more
2017-08-22 08:42
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement about the threat of severe weather this afternoon and early evening. Thunderstorms developing across the Ohio Valley will rapidly intensify as they move into Western and Central New York early this afternoon. This will be followed by another line of storms late this afternoon and early evening. Some of these storms may become seve...read more
2017-08-22 07:43
A Dunkirk man has been charged after he allegedly damaged a vehicle parked at a residence in Sinclairville. State Police in Jamestown say they responded to a report that 26-year-old Phillip Pasquale was allegedly kicking the victim's vehicle last Thursday, resulting in broken taillights. Pasquale then fled the scene according to troopers. He was later arrested in Dunkirk and charged with criminal ...read more
2017-08-22 06:49
You'll want to keep an eye sky later today, but not for an eclipse. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center has most of Chautauqua County under a slight risk for severe weather, but the southeast corner of Chautauqua and much of Cattaraugus County is under an enhanced risk of severe weather. Numerous thunderstorms are expected cross the region from west to east this afternoon and ev...read more
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